Liberal Democrats are threatening political extortion to gain passage of amnesty for illegal aliens in the DACA category before the end of the year. They say they will not vote for a continuation of government funding if the amnesty is not attached to a bill to authorize funding. Without that funding many operations of the federal government will have to shut down, which would cause distress for many people. These Democrats want passage of the amnesty without any concessions.
The Trump Administration has expressed willingness to consider DACA legislation, but only in exchange for long-overdue immigration reforms, such as restriction of legal chain migration and an end to the Visa Lottery. Some Republican “moderates” have indicated that they may go along with the pro-amnesty Democrats.
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